Community Corner

Community Corner


  Event Description Time / Location
3/24 - 6/1 International Student Exchange

International Student Exchange, a non-profit and Department of State approved program is seeking caring families to host high school age international students. These students are ages 15-18 and now available for 'adoption' for 5-12 months! Students come with medical insurance and spending money. You provide a loving home with care and guidance, 3 meals a day and a bed.

There is no such thing as a typical host family! Anyone with a heart for kids can apply to experience this amazing opportunity. 

Since early placement is crucial to the success of the program, our goal is to have the students matched with host families by JUNE 1st. The timing is important in developing the bonds of the 'new family.'

Bring the world to your doorstep!

Call ISE at 1-844-556-6688 or visit wwww.iseusa.com

n/a, at Wisconsin
3/31 - 4/28 Microsoft Word 2010 Beg/Intermediate

L.E. Phillips Senior Center is inviting all Seniors age 55 and better to join them for Microsoft Word 2010 Beg/Intermediate classes.

In this begginer/intermediate class you will learn to create, open and save documents, check spelling and grammer, cut, copy and paste, insert images, clipart, textbox, symbols, date and time, chage font and color, change style, create headers and footers, add a page border, create a table, add page breaks, work with document view and print.

Event dates: March 31 & April 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Fee: $20 Member/ $30 NonMember

9:30 - 11:30 AM, at L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703
4/3 - 5/22 Computer Level Two Classes

L.E. Phillips Senior Center is inviting all Senior age 55 and better to join us for Computer Level Two Classes.

This class will be 8 sessions and addresses many of the same topics covered in Level 1, but in greater detail. The focus will be on: The desktop, the control panel, windows features, saving and organizing files, internet expoloer, browsing and searching the internet, internet security, and email.

Prerequisites: Level 1 class or experience using the mouse, keyboard, internet, and email.

Dates of classes are: April 3, 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 8, 15, 22

Time of class is 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Fee: $30 Member/ $45 NonMember

Contact person: Jane Pedersen - Program Director.

jpedersen@charter.net or 715-839-4909

1:30 to 3:30 PM, at L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703
4/3 - 4/23 Financial Coffee Talks

L.E. Phillips Senior Center is inviting all Seniors age 55 and better to join us for Financial Coffee Talks.

Bring your financial questions and have a cup of coffee with Andy Cooper, Edward Jones.

Event dates: April 3, 7, 15, 23

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Free Event!

Contact person: Jane Pedersen - Program Director

jpedersen@charter.net or 715-839-4909

9:30 - 10:30 AM, at L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703
4/8 - 4/29 Basic Yoga

All seniors age 55 and better are invited to Basic Yoga Class. Learn standing, sitting and lying down postures as one focuses on breathing, stretching, strength and balance. Dress for ease of movement. Bring a yoga mat and beach towel.

When: Every Tuesday

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Where: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI

Cost: $5 members, $6 non-members

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, at L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703
4/14 - 5/15 Triniteam Caregivers-Volunteers Needed

The Triniteam Caregiver Program is looking for volunteers! This program connects neighbors with neighbors, creating a network of volunteers helping the elderly with things such providing rides, helping with grocery shopping or visting with someone. 

There is no long term commitment - and it's a lot of fun!

Call Triniteam at (715)836-8106

N/A, at Eau Claire County
4/14 - 4/28 Explore the Internet 101

All seniors age 55 and better are invited to Explore the Internet 101. In this class, participants will learn efficient ways of searching the World Wide Web in order find things more quickly, how to bookmark favorite websites, how to use different browsers and sites that offer 'freebies.' A CD of favorite sites will be provided to each student.

When: Monday April 14th, 21st and 28th

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Where: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Cost: $15 members, $22.50 non-members

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, at L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703
4/17 AARP Smart Driver Course

All seniors age 55 and better are invited to AARP Smart Driver Course. This a classroom refresher which covers age-related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems and license renewal requirements. Graduate may receive discounts on auto insurance premiums.

When: Thursday, April 17th

Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Where: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Cost: $15 AARP member, $20 AARP non-member

8:30 am - 12:30 pm, at L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703
4/17 New Discoveries in Nazareth: Mary's Well

All seniors age 55 and better are invited to New Discoveries in Nazareth: Mary's Well. A recent archaeological discovery in Israel will be explored in this session.

When: Thursday, April 17th

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Where: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Cost: FREE

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, at L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703
4/22 UWRF - AG DAY ON CAMPUS - RIVER FALLS, WI

UWRF Collegiate Farm Bureau to Host Ag Day on Campus

Event to Raise Agriculture Awareness

 RIVER FALLS—UW-River Falls Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter will host the second annual Ag Day on Campus on April 22 to promote Wisconsin agriculture. With events happening all day, non-agricultural students, faculty and community members are invited to learn more about agriculture, interact with animals and enjoy food made by farmers.

Student organizations in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), along with agricultural businesses, will have educational and interactive booths set up outside the University Center in the middle of campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and beginning at 6 p.m., a free pork sandwich meal will be served in the Agriculture Science building. At 7 p.m. Alice in Dairyland, Kristin Olson, will be giving a presentation. Following Alice in Dairyland, keynote speaker Daren Williams, from The Master of Beef Advocacy Program, will be presenting "Engaging in the Great Food Debate."

 “We are excited to host this event to educate our fellow students, faculty and community members about the impact agriculture has on their daily lives,” said Erik Warmka, a UWRF Collegiate Farm Bureau member. “This event allows non-agriculture students and faculty to get a first-hand experience with agriculture by the agriculture students bringing the farm to campus.”


UW-River Falls Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter was first established on campus in April 2012 and is associated with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation (wfbf.com), Wisconsin's largest general farm organization. Much like Wisconsin's diverse agricultural landscape, Farm Bureau members represent all farm commodities, and all farm sizes and management styles. Farm Bureau's mission is to lead the farm and rural community through legislative representation, education, public relations and leadership development.    

9:00 AM, at UW-RIVER FALLS FARM BUREAU-RIVER FALLS WI
4/22 Making Your Money Last in Retirement

All seniors age 55 and better are invited to Making Your Money Last in Retirement. Learn ways to help build an investment strategy to last throughout your retirement years.

When: Tuesday, April 22nd

Time: 10:30 am

Where: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Cost: FREE

10:30 am, at L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703
4/22 Music In The Journey

Eau Claire Women's Connection invites you to their April Luncheon - Music In The Journey. Special Feature: The 3R's, Rock, Roll, and wRite with Raymond Berg, a guitarist for 50 years and a 60s rock star who is now in the Minnesota Rock Music Hall of Fame. Also featured - Joy In The Journey with inspirational speaker Suzanne Berg. Suzanne will speak on her heartfelt journey as a flight attendant, wife and international shopper.

When: Tuesday, April 22nd

Time: 1:00 pm

Where: Eau Claire Country Club, 828 Clubview Lane, Altoona, WI

Cost: $14

Reservations must be made by Thursday April 17th. Call Darla at (715)835-5288 or Ann at (715)832-2052.

1:00 pm, at Eau Claire Country Club, 828 Clubview Lane, Altoona, WI
4/23 Let's Talk About Medicine

All seniors age 55 and better are invited to Let's Talk About Medicine. Do you have questions about your prescriptions? Would you like to learn more about taking prescriptions safely? Join Health Literacy Wisconsin to learn this and more!

When: Wednesday April 23rd

Time: 9:30-10:30 am

Where: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Cost: FREE

9:30-10:30 am, at L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703
4/23 Salad Luncheon

Come celebrate Spring at the Holy Rosary Parish Salad Luncheon. Menu includes a wide variety of salads: meat, vegetable, fruit, potato & coleslaw. In addition there will be deviled eggs, assorted desserts, coffee and milk.

When: Wednesday, April 23rd

Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Where: Holy Rosary Parish, Owen, WI

Cost: Adults & Take Out $7, Age 5-12 $2.50, Age 4 & Under FREE

11:00 am - 1:30 pm, at Holy Rosary Parish, Owen, WI
4/24 13th Annual Scrabble Bee - Chippewa Valley

13th Annual Scrabble Bee

 Hosted By Literacy Volunteers --Chippewa Valley (LVCV)

 Scrabble Bee is Scrabble with a twist! It’s about having fun and raising money to support Literacy Volunteers Chippewa Valley (LVCV). Teams consisting of up to six players work together to build words. Three games are played throughout the evening, and the team achieving the highest total for all three games is declared the winner!

This year’s Scrabble Bee will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 29 PinesRegistration is at 5:15 p.m.; competition begins at 6.

Participate in this unique fundraising opportunity and have a fantastic time doing it!  Sign up as a Scrabble Bee Sponsor, form your own Scrabble team or volunteer for the evening.

Team registration is $350, and space is limited. 

For sponsor and team registration information, go to http://www.lvcv.org/scrabble-bee.

All proceeds from the Scrabble Bee go directly to Literacy Volunteers--Chippewa Valley programs and services. This community-based literacy program trains and supports volunteers to educate adults and their families, helping them acquire the skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and function effectively in their roles as citizens, workers and family members.  Founded in 1986, LVCV’s mission to help one individual, one family and one community at a time andis realized through its core programs: pair or small-group tutoring; Family Literacy; Workplace Education; Corrections, and Citizenship. With offices in Chippewa, Dunn and Eau Claire counties, LVCV is a tax exempt, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

For more organization information, visit http://www.lvcv.org or contact Mary Jo VanGompel, Executive Director, Literacy Volunteers Chippewa Valley, 715-834-0222.

5:15 pm, Competition Begins at 6:00 pm, at 29 Pines, Hwy 29 & CTY T
4/24 - 5/8 Knitting: Fairisle Slouch Hat

All seniors age 55 and better are invited to Knitting: Fairisle Slouch Hat. Learn how to follow a charted pattern and stranded color knitting while making this three color slouch hat. It is simpler than it appears! Check office for supply list.

When: Thursday April 24th and Thursday May 8th

Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Where: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Cost: $10 members, $15 nonmembers

9:30 am - 12:00 pm, at L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703
4/24 Recycling in Eau Claire County

All seniors age 55 and better are invited to Recycling in Eau Claire County. Come learn what can and cannot be recycled in Eau Claire County as well as where to recycle or properly dispose of items that can't go in the bin.

When: Thursday April 24th

Time: 10:30 am

Where: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Cost: FREE

10:30 am, at L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Eau Claire, WI 54703
4/24 Chippewa Valley Employment Expo

You're invited to the Chippewa Valley Employment Expo.

When: Thursday, April 24th

Time: Open to the public 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm (VIP Hour from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm for those who pre-register with the Eau Claire Job Center prior to the event)

Where: Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center, 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire, WI

Cost: FREE

To register for the VIP hour, call 858-9675

For more info, visit www.leadertelegram.com/employmentexpo

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm, at Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center, 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire, WI
4/24 MIRACLE FEST - MARSHFIELD, WI

Join us on Thursday, April 24, for an evening filled with laughter and fun at Miracle Fest 2014. This annual event will be held at Hotel Marshfield and will feature comedian John Bush.


Hors d' oeuvres and cocktails, along with a silent auction, will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be a program featuring a special miracle family, followed by the vocal auction at 6:30 p.m.

Entertainment (John Bush, Comedian) will perform at 7:45 p.m. The evening will conclude at 9 p.m. with the announcement of silent auction and raffle winners.

The ticket price is $40 per person ($20.00 of which is tax deductible).. The event will benefit the Child Life Program at Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital and Marshfield Clinic Children's through Children's Miracle Network. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please call 715-387-9965.
cmnwi.org/events.asp

5:30 PM, at Hotel Marshfield, Marshfield, WI
4/24 AMERICAN SEWING GUILD - GENERAL MEETING - EAU CLAIRE, WI

The Indianhead Chapter of the American Sewing Guild

will hold it's April General Meeting 

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church, 2112 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 

  • General Meeting
  • Educational Program: Sew Like a Pro: Blouse hidden placket & More

                 Presented by Joyce Plunkett

 ALSO NOTE:  Daytime Retreat at Sew Complete on April 11 - 9:am - 4:pm

For more information call: 715-834-3780

7:00 pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 2112 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI
4/26 - 4/27 The Fine Art Faire at SpringFest
Valley Art Association is sponsoring The Fine Art Faire at SpringFest
on Sat. April 26 12-7:00 and Sun. April 27  12-4 during the SpringFest Celebration at the Northern Wisconsin State fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls, WI. 
 
Sixty regional artists will be selling their artworks. 
 
Also available on the grounds will be food, entertainment and fun for all ages.
Sat. 12-7:00 pm; Sun. 12-4:00 pm., at Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls, WI
4/26 2nd Annual Walk for Hunger NYRE You

Feed A Child NYRE You hosts its 2nd Annual Walk for Hunger NYRE You. For the past two years, this program has provided weekend food bags to students at Pedersen Elementary in Altoona. In addition to the walk, there will also be a silent auction, bake sale and concessions.

When: April 26th

Time: 9:00 am registration, 10:00 am walk

Where: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2245 Hayden Ave, Altoona, WI

Cost: $10/person, $30/family

Pre-registration is required by April 1st for a t-shirt.

9:00 am Registration, 10:00 am Walk, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2245 Hayden Ave, Altoona, WI
4/26 SANDHILL WILDLIFE AREA OPEN HOUSE- BABCOCK, WI

Sandhill Wildlife Area Open House will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 26, 2014  from  10 am to 2 pm.   The Friends of Sandhill Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting outdoor education and interpretive programs at the Sandhill Wildlife Area.

For all ages - learn about falconry and live birds of prey with Chris Cold., Falconer and DNR Wildlife Technician and educator

Enjoy seeing other wild critters with Chris.  Creating and flying bird kites, face painting, making a Gizzard Grinder, - take a nature quiz and discover new ways to reuse and recycle common household items.  Join Neal Paisley, Manager, on a guided tour of this secluded natural area. 

Unique wildlife photos and outdoor craft items will be available for purchase. 

Refreshments will be served. 

No Charge for any activities, but donations are accepted.   Just come, enjoy and learn.

The Sandhill Wildlife Area is located on County Road X, one mile south of Babcock, WI. Signs directing you to the property are located at the junction of Highway 80 and County Highway X and also at Highway 54 and County Highway X.

Sponsored by the Friends of Sandhill

10 am - 2 PM, at Sandhill State Wildlife Area - 1715 Hwy X , Babcock, WI
5/1 NEWS PEACE Program-International Exchange Students

NWS PEACE Program, a non-profit and Department of State approved program, is seeking caring families in our area to host high school age, 15-18, international exchange students. 

These students are now available for adoption, for 5-12 months only!   Students come with medical insurance and spending money.  You provide a loving home, care and guidance, 3 meals a day, a bed and an experience of a life time for your family as well as the student.   

Whether you are a single parent, retired, have small children, teens or no children, you can have a great experience hosting an international teen! 

Since early placement is crucial to the success of the program, our goal is to have the students matched with host families by MAY 1st.  The timing is important in developing the bonds of the "new family"  DON"T DELAY!   

BRING THE WORLD TO YOUR DOORSTEP!   CALL NWS PEACE Program TODAY

1 866 846 3977 or visit their website at www.nw-services.com    

NWS PEACE is a non-profit educational organization.

5:00 pm, at Wisconsin
5/3 5K FUN RUN/WALK - BLOOMER, WI

RUN FOR A HOMELESS VETERAN 

Support those who have fought to preserve our Freedom -  the American Legion Post 295 of Bloomer WI will be hosting the first annual 5K Fun Run/2.5K walk fundraiser to support homeless veterans in the Chippewa Valley area.  

When:  Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9 am

Where: Bloomer North Park (Address: 2701 9th Avenue, Bloomer, WI 54724)

CostPre-register by 11:59 on April 21st, 2014 - $25.00 (free T-shirt included)

Registration after April 22, 2014 until race day - $30.00

Register:

 

9:00 AM, at Bloomer North Park, Bloomer WI
5/3 UW-STOUT WARRIOR CHALLENGE
Warrior Charity Challenge

The UW-Stout Veterans Club is holding the second annual Warrior Charity Challenge on May 3rdon the UW-Stout Nelson Soccer Field. Veterans Club is a campus organization centered on veterans, National Guard members, reservists, Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, and the friends and families that support them. The aim of our organization is to assist in the transition to college life and put resources in the hands of veterans to help enable academic and professional success.

 

The Warrior Charity Challenge is a buddy-team endurance course. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Chippewa Valley Veterans Homeless Center and UW-Stout Veterans Club. The Chippewa Valley Veterans Homeless Center provides transitional housing for thirty homeless veterans residing in any of Western Wisconsin’s twenty-three counties. Some of the services offered by the shelter are case management, transportation, food, employment, and educational assistance.

 This year’s events include:

Tire Flip

Endurance Course

Buddy Carry

Ammo Can Carry

Buddy Movement

Steeple Chase / 5k

 Participants will go through the course with a buddy, and individual participants will be paired up on the day of the event.

REGISTRATION:  $10.00/person (includes T-shirt)

For registration and event information search FACEBOOK at:  WARRIOR CHARITY CHALLENGE

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, at Burton E.Nelson Soccer Field, Menomonie, WI
6/13 - 6/15 Door County Lighthouse Festival

You're invited to the Door County Lighthouse Festival June 13-15th.

Tickets for members go on sale March 17th. Tickets go on sale for the public March 31st.

For more information or to purchase tickets call (920)743-5958, go to www.dcmm.org, or visit the Door County Maritime Museum

Various, at Door County